JEE Main & Advanced FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: JEE Main & Advanced

  • What is the exam for?

JEE Main 2017 exam is the most sought exam among the students of India. JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a two tier examination (Main & Advanced) regulated by CBSE Board. The qualified candidates can get admissions in UG eng./ architecture courses in NITs, IITs and other institutions through JEE Mains examination, whereas IITs provide admissions to eligible candidates through JEE Advanced examination.

  • Who should appear for it? What is the eligibility criteria?

Candidate’s date of birth should fall on or after 01 October, 1992 for general candidates and 01, October 1987 for SC, ST and PWD candidates.

Candidates appearing/passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2015 or 2016 with PCM and minimum five subjects are eligible to apply. Those who have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2014 are not eligible to apply.

Candidate should secure at least 75% marks or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th Class Examination conducted by respective boards. For SC/ST students this condition shall be relaxed to 65% marks.

Candidate can attempt JEE Main exam three times only.

To qualify for JEE advanced candidate must obtain the minimum cutoff marks in JEE Main.

  • What are the examination dates?

JEE Main Exam will be conducted on 02/04/2017. Duration of this Exam will be of 3 hours. JEE Main online exam will be conducted in second week of April 2017.

JEE Advanced Exam will be conducted on 21/05/2017.It has two papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2) each paper will be of 3 hours.

  • How do I apply for the examination?

In order to appear in JEE Main 2017 a candidate can apply only online by logging onto Candidates with score above a particular cutoff will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017.

  • What is the exam pattern?

JEE Main paper consists of 90MCQs with single correct option divided into three sections. (a) Physics – 30 MCQs (b) Chemistry – 30MCQs & (c) Mathematics – 30MCQs.
JEE Advanced consists of two papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2).Each paper will consist of the sections physics, chemistry and mathematics. Each section will further have different variety of MCQs. Total number and variety of MCQs vary every year.

  • What will be the language of JEE paper?

Candidates can opt between English and Hindi as a medium of language for question paper. Language of questions paper has to be specified at the time filling application form.

  • What is the marking scheme for the exam?

Marking Scheme of JEE Main

Maximum Marks :: 90 × 4=360 ,4 Marks will be Awarded for each Correct response. 1 Mark will be Deducted for each Incorrect response. 0 Mark for not attempting a question.

Marking Scheme of JEE Advanced

Marking scheme for JEE Advanced may vary depending upon the variety of MCQs in each section.

  • What is the scope of the exam? / What are the future prospects for the candidate who clear the examination?

Candidates who will clear JEE Main Exam with good score are eligible for admission in BE/B.Tech courses in reputed NITs, IIITs & CFTIs across the country. Those candidates who qualify JEE Advanced Exam with good score are eligible for admission to IITs.

  • What is the admission criteria?

Merit list of qualified candidates is made on the basis of their score in JEE Exam. Besides this merit there is also reservation quota, 15% seats for SC candidates. 7.5% seats for ST candidates. 27% seats for OBC candidates. 3% seats for physically challenged.

  • What are other similar exams ?

The major change is that there will no weightage of Class 12 marks for calculating the rank in JEE Main exam. Secondly candidates who wish to qualify for admissions based on JEE ranks have to secure at least 75% in class 12 exam or be in the top 20 percentile of Class 12 exam conducted by the respective boards. There has been no big change made in syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, etc.

  • What are other similar exams ?

BITSAT,VITEEE,SRMJEE and Other State board Engg. Entrance Examinations.

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